05 June, 2011

Team Player or Lone Wolf?

It took a "team-building" activity that happened at work yesterday to drive home the fact that I am no team player. Not that i was surprised.
I have always wanted the spotlight on myself. Yes.

And the reason i dislike working (or playing) in groups is because:

A) Others cramp my style.
B) Too many opinions(irrelevant ones in fact) spoil the final product.
C) At the risk of sounding obnoxious, no one does it better than me.

So when the HR announced another one of their "initiatives to have fun at work", I groaned inwardly. I do not need to go into the details of what happened next.

My team consists of highly opinionated people. The game called "Kabaad ka Jugaad" involved making something useful/creative out of waste materials (Today is World Environment Day btw).

To cut a long story short, our team effort sucked, re-instating my belief in the fact that i work best, when alone.